Mooloolaba La La, 2018, oil on board, 80 x 90cm. Courtesy of the artist .
Mooloolaba La La, 2018, oil on board, 80 x 90cm. Courtesy of the artist . Stephen Nothling

Local artists join high calibre award finalists

FORTY established and emerging artists have been revealed as finalists in the prestigious Sunshine Coast Art Prize with a prize pool of more than $30,000 up for grabs.

A high calibre field of 325 entries was whittled down and the remaining entrants will be showcase in an exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery from August 16 to October 14.

The finalists will be judged by director of The University of Queensland Art Museum, Dr Campbell Gray and include 16 Queensland artists, five of which are local, five Indigenous artists and 14 artists from regional locations.

 

Arts Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the art prize had attracted entries from some of Australia's best contemporary and emerging artists.

"The profile of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize continues to gather momentum each year and it is now amongst the nation's leading regional art awards," Cr Baberowski said.

"The growing acclaim of the art prize has seen its reach spread far and wide, attracting first-time entries from a new generation of contemporary artists, as well as entries from several established artists with strong national and international profiles, including Jon Campbell, Madeleine Kelly, Danie Mellor and Monica Rohan."

The winner of the acquisitive art prize will receive a $25,000 cash prize, sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council, with the winning artwork to become part of the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

Before the exhibition opens the 40 finalist artworks can be viewed online by visiting the gallery website.

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018 finalists:

Clara Adolphs (NSW)

John Aslanidis (VIC)

Lincoln Austin (QLD)

Tori Beeche (SUNSHINE COAST)

Monika Behrens (NSW)

Jason Benjamin (NSW)

Leonard Brown (QLD)

Aaron Butt (QLD)

Jon Campbell (VIC)

Brett Colquhoun (VIC)

Sam Cranstoun (SUNSHINE COAST)

Gerwyn Davies (NSW)

Simon Degroot (QLD)

Shoufay Derz (NSW)

Prudence Flint (VIC

Amala Groom and Nicole Monks (NSW)

Kim Guthrie (SUNSHINE COAST)

Neil Haddon (TAS)

Samantha Hobson (QLD)

Joy Ivill (NSW)

Madeline Kelly (NSW)

Dana Lawrie (QLD)

Belem Lett (NSW)

Emma Lindsay (QLD)

Kittey Malarvie (WA)

Rob Mchaffie (VIC)

Fiona Mcmonagle (VIC)

Danie Mellor (NSW)

Nicola Moss (QLD)

Stephen Nothling (QLD)

Halinka Orszulok (NSW)

Brian Robinson (QLD)

Monica Rohan (QLD)

Megan Seres (NSW)

AJ Taylor (SUNSHINE COAST)

Ross Taylor (VIC)

Margaret Turner (SUNSHINE COAST)

Deborah Walker (VIC)

Amber Wallis (NSW)

Alice Wormald (VIC)


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